Star Fruit

Talk about stealing the show! Starfruit make a great first impression by parading its natural talents. Each fruit is a good source of Vitamin C and fiber, and has only about 30 calories. Officially known as Carambola, the best part about the one-of-a-kind starfruit is the elegant golden stars that are produced when you cut into the fruit's waxy cross section shape. Ripe starfruit are mostly bright yellow with light tinges of green. Dark brown spotting along the five ridges is normal. It is a delicate tropical fruit, so handle with care. The entire fruit (seeds and all) is edible, however some prefer to remove the small seeds before eating. The sharp flavor is a blend of tangy apple, and juicy citrus. This decorative and eye-pleasing choice is great in salads, desserts and can be used as a base for sauces for meat and fish.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup, 137g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 42
  • Calories from fat: 4
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.2g
    • Fiber: 3.8g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Vitamin A: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 79%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 1%


Handling & Storage


Available May through December

Also Known As

  • Carambola
  • Chinese star fruit

Store around 36°F.
Non-ripe star fruit should be turned often, until they are yellow in color and ripe with light brown ribs. Store ripe star fruits at room temperature for two to three days or unwashed, and refrigerated, in a plastic bag for up to one week.

  • Averrhoa carambola


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